Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – The BBN (Bangladesh Business News) has prepared the business round up compiling reports, published by different newspapers and news portals Thursday midday in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh’s stocks return to red at midday
Bangladesh’s stocks failed to keep the early hour’s positive trend at midday on Thursday as the risk-averse investors started to book quick-profit on sector specific issues.

US dollar gains in Asia as focus turns to Trump healthcare vote
The US dollar gained against the yen in Asia on Thursday as investors looked ahead to a key test of Republican control of Congress and the presidency with the fate of a healthcare bill due for a vote.

Crude oil rebounds in Asia as market looks ahead to US rig count
Crude oil prices rebounded in Asia on Thursday as markets shrugged off downbeat supply data so far this week from the US and looked ahead to more word on the supply response.

Gold dips in Asia in light regional data day, US eyed
Gold prices eased in Asia on Thursday in a light regional data day as markets look to US politics over healthcare for risk direction with a key vote expected in Congress.

Sensex up 111 points; oil & gas, realty stocks major gainers
The benchmark BSE Sensex was trading higher by over 100 points on fresh buying by investors in blue-chip stocks amid a firm trend in Asian markets.

Indian rupee strengthens by 5 paisa to 65.39
Indian rupee strengthened by 5 paisa to 65.39 per US dollar in early trade due to selling of the US currency by exporters and banks.

Asian shares trade mixed, key health care vote eyed
Asian markets traded sideways on Thursday after US equities closed mixed as traders await a key US health care vote in Congress, which is seen as a proxy of US President Donald Trump’s mandate.
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